This post is in partnership with Brizo
Continuing with the overview of our “Scottsdale Adobe” house, today we want to share the main living space and the new main level primary bedroom and bath.
The main living space had the exposed adobe walls, vigas and latillas ceiling. It also had brick flooring, which I liked, except for the color. I got a quote to refinish the brick, but it was more expensive than putting down new wood floors, so we went with the wood floor.
One major change we made to the home was the addition of a new primary bedroom wing on the main level of the home. Previously, the master bedroom was upstairs, which is not a selling feature in a mature neighborhood. We decided we would add 1,100 square feet and value by building a new, downstairs primary bed and bath where you see the three windows behind the sofa above.
A hole was cut in the wall to allow for the new addition. The windows came out and we framed a new entry with beams to carry on with a consistent theme as it related to the existing beams in the house.
New Pella windows (Iron Ore finish outside and painted black inside) and a new coat of paint made a huge difference. I wanted to update the fireplace design (it’s that symmetry thing- look at the ‘before’ photos again in case you missed it). We had it finished in stucco and removed the vertical post. We were able to keep the cute bunny screen the original homeowner (a metal worker) had made. I love the whimsy it adds to the room.
I had a corner settee built which made for a great reading nook.
This is the new vestibule for the main bedroom. The home’s neighborhood believes in following the natural landscape (not leveling the lot), so we added two steps up in line with the grade of the lot.
Primary Bed and Bath
The new bedroom is very spacious, with high ceilings and a lot of square footage. And our two pups love it!
The new bathroom has a long vanity painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Grey with a quartzite countertop. I chose a 2cm thickness because I think it looks cleaner and more modern.
We used a Victoria and Albert bathtub made of Volcanic limestone which keeps the water warmer, longer. As mentioned in my previous post, we partnered with Brizo, a luxury plumbing brand, on all the plumbing in in this home. I used the lavish Invari Bath Collection. I liked the clean lines of the widespread faucet and matching floor mount tub filler.
The shower components pictured below are also from the Invari Bath Collection . It was a true luxury to be able to incorporate the adjustable shower head, handheld spray, and rainfall showerhead (not pictured). It gave our everyday bathroom a spa like experience.
For the flooring, I ran the wood floor from the bedroom into the bathroom except for the shower, where we used marble on the walls and floor. You can see a peek of the marble flooring in the next photo. I like a wood floor, even in bathrooms, because it is warmer and makes the whole home look more cohesive.
And of course, I had to splurge on the mirrors and lighting (‘for a final touch’)!
I hope you like it! We really enjoyed the project. We learned a lot during the construction process (maybe more than we wanted!) but have no regrets. There is so much fun and fulfillment in taking an ugly duckling home and turning it into a beautiful swan that will provide years of homey happiness!